Questions about using in-cell functions/formulas in spreadsheet software.

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### Microsoft Excel - Generating random time invtervals

I have a list of employees around 30. I need to create a simple table that will assign them a specific time that they are to be on the phone and 24 hours later excel will automatically(randomly) ...

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### Count negative values within date range (month)

I have values in a table like this
Date Values
01/01 5:35
02/01 -7:08
02/01 3:45
15/01 -4:05
02/02 3:25
13/02 4:25
19/02 6:20
I would like to count by month how many 'Values' ...

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### Excel get cell value which is NOT Match in a row

I would like to search C2:I2 which is the cell value NOT equal to "=No=", which is "ABC", and the formula I would like to store in A2.
I was able to look for some formula which works with MATCH(), ...

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### Excel formula - getting mapping details from 2 sheets of the same work book

Please can you help me with the below excel formula?
Sheet1:
Col A = Business use case number (BUC001, BUC002...)
Col B = Business use case definition corresponding to the Business use case number
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### How to round up number in Excel

Let's say we have an array of nubmers
$9,333.00
$5,733.00
$21,333.00
$21,833.00
How can we make them round up to
$9,500.00
$6,000.00
$25,500.00
$22,000.00

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### How to combine values from multiple rows into a single row in Excel?

I have a data dump in Excel that consists of annual customer data for two different values. The data was provided with a separate row for value for every year and customer. I.e. it looks like this:
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### Excel VBA Function for Value AND Format Lookup

I need a custom function to lookup both a cell value and copy the source format. I have a list of values in two columns. The first is of integers and the second column is the corresponding text ...

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### Excel - Smooth a curve by calculating / interpolating source missing values

I have a table of values like this one :
18
18
18
46
46
46
46
46
57
57
57
57
57
57
69
69
69
69
69
69
64
64
64
64
64
64
56
56
56
48
48
48
44
or if you prefer :
18
0
0
46
0
0
0
0
57
0
0
0
0
0
69
0
0
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### Lookup is failing to accurately use the lookup value

I am using two Excel workbooks; one is the backend for the other. In Book 1, there are sheets sheets with a $Timeline, $ClientInfo, and $VendorInfo. Book 2 is meant to be a summary record of different ...

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### MS Excel 2010 - Unprotect Grouping Controls

I have an Microsoft Excel 2010 spreadsheet that I want to share with my team on a read-only basis; I want to prevent them from modifying it, so that I keep control of changes.
It's quite large, and ...

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### Microsoft Excel - Count the number of values each name has in a single column

I have a CSV file containing 100,000 rows.
Each row consists of information under a number of columns, such as "Date", "Page Accessed", "Page Type", "IP", "User Surname", "User Forename", "User ...

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### Prevent Excel 2010 user from pasting formatting into cell

Is there a way to lock a cell so that a user can copy/paste a value into it, but not copy formatting to it? Locking the worksheet doesn't prevent the user from changing the formatting of the cell by ...

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### Update a summary sheet in Excel

I have a spreadsheet that will eventually contain 52 sheets(one for each week) On each sheet there is a cell with a percentage in it. I would like to copy this cell to a summary sheet so that it can ...

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### Excel: Find rows with first column empty

My company uses a giant excel spreadsheet that shows which IP Addresses are being used by which computers (among other information). IP Addresses that are not in use still have a row, but the ...

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### merge cells with formula skip duplicates

Our Goal is to merge the names (B) when the data in A is equal. The formula below looks at the next line (A), if it's the same, it merges data (name) from B. The formula is in C, so the result of the ...

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### Advanced cell selection in Excel

I am new to this flavor of StackExchange, so if this belongs elsewhere, please move it; I figured this would be the best place, though.
I am making an Excel Worksheet that simply stores basic ...

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### Excel: How to return the last Row Number that a contains a specific string?

In excel, is there an excel formula I can use to populate Column B (in my example below) that will return the last row number that contains a specific string, before the current row?
The data is not ...

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### Excel Pivot Table Calculated Field including LEN

I'd like to setup a pivot table field that counts the number of characters in a given field. LEN([field name]) only returns 1 for every row.

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### Excel: Counting number of MAX values in a range

I am using Excel 2003 (version limited due to corporate policy) to keep a score sheet:
A B C D
1 Round | Rita | Sue | Bob
------+------+-----+-----
2 1 | 5 | 3 | 4
3 ...

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### Get column number of an address in Excel

In cell LJ131 I have written the text string "$HG$86" (w/ out the quotes).
I need to get the column number of the address value represented by that string, $HG$86. Everything I've tried thus far ...

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### Lookups targeting merged cells - only returning value for first row

I have a master worksheet which contains data that I wish to link to another 'summary' sheet using a lookup.
However, some of the cells whose data I wish to include in the summary sheet are merged ...

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### Conditional Formatting Non Contiguous Ranges

I have a large spreadsheet, which came prepopulated with data. What I would like to do is the following. If I select I7:15, and apply this conditional formatting
Cell Value is equal to =G7, colour ...

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### Calc - How to combine rows from multiple sheets into 1 main sheet

I have several statements separating my various bank accounts in Calc, they all use the same columns and have a Date column which I sort them by.
I want to create a 'Overview' sheet which contains ...

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### Why am I getting wrong row with INDEX function?

This image is of my data. I am running an INDEX method to get the invoice number. It is working on all other rows but this one although they all have the exact same formula. I eventually found ...

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### Remove duplicate rows in excel when not all the columns are the same

How can I automatically remove duplicate rows in Excel when data->filter doesn't work, because the columns aren't all the same?
I believe the picture explains what I need, but I can probably supply a ...

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### VLOOKUP when Lookup Value is a cell populated via another formula

I need to perform a VLOOKUP, but the Lookup Value is a cell that is populated based on an other formula. The lookup is bringing me back a value of "#N/A". When I recreate the same values in another ...

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### Obtain value from another column based on selected list value

Say I have two columns, the currency and the exchange rate and on another sheet in the same workbook, I'm referencing the currency as a drop down list. I want to be able to pull the value of the ...

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### What is a formula to remove the whitespace from an Excel cell when trim doesn't work?

I have a table of Excel data that I copied from an html table in Internet Explorer. A column of table values all seem to have a space at the end of them, but Trim won't remove it. When I paste-special ...

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### How to search for newline or linebreak characters in Excel?

I've imported some data into Excel (from a text file) and it contains some sort of newline characters. It looks like this initially:
If I hit F2 (to edit) then Enter (to save changes) on each of the ...

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### Simple Line Graph in Excel

How can I make a graph with this data:
Club distance club speed
9 iron 85.8 71.7
9 iron 89.8 68.6
9 iron 85.2 69
5 iron 132.5 73.6
5 iron 131.3 ...

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### Pass values instead of range to VBA Function

I am creating VBA functions in Excel 2007. One has a prototype:
Function ToLevelCode_Range(val As Double, ByRef R As Range)
I can call it this way just fine and it gets the correct result:
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### How can I count unique comma-separated values in Excel 2010

I need to build a formula to walk a column of comma-separated values and count the number of unique values seen. I am using Excel 2010. I have a screenshot of some example data...
The output of ...

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### Excel 2010 formula to strip out part of cells

I have used basic IF ISNUMBER functions before to identify parts of cells and return the value in a different cell, such as:
...

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### Excel: include formatting in formula of another cell

I have a spreadsheet which contains a hyperlink based on the contents of another cell. I need the hyperlink to be based on the display (formatted) value rather than the data value of the source cell. ...

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### How do I get Excel to automatically replicate functions across the spreadsheet?

I have a spreadsheet where I'm doing a whole table of calculations. I'm playing with the calculations and seeing what it does to the data. I expect to change the calculations dozens of times (at ...

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### AutoFill Large Number of Cells in Excel?

I have a formula in Excel that I would like to autofill to 999,999 other cells. How can I do this without dragging the autofill handle down the entire sheet?

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### how to find cells that have a certain text in open office's calc (excel might work also)

I need to calculate averages on my expenses spreadsheet, so I figured out I could do something like this:
- get all cells that have the text "electric bill"
- get the cell at the right of that one, ...

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### Using INDIRECT and AND/IF for conditional formatting

I am having some issues with using INDIRECT to apply conditional formatting.
I have column G which carries a percentage. I want to conditionally format column H based on the percentage being greater ...

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### Excel formula needed

I'm not so good in excel but i "think" my problem can be solved using excel.. I've got a column with numbers and i'd like to find the best combination of using these numbers. In
our case the best ...

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### Filter and reorder columns in Excel

I've got a service (phplist, a newsletter manager) that exports a user list with several fields. At the end of it, each user has one or more lists to which he has subscribed.
The problem is, that ...

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### What excel formula can I use to calculate the 2nd Monday of a given month?

What excel formula can I use to calculate the second Monday of a given month?
You can assume I have a cell containing the first day of the month to work with.
In the interests of other users, can ...

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### Populating cells with data from another spreadsheet after just keying in a few letters

I have 1 workbook with 2 spreadsheets. Spreadsheet 2 column A contains a long list of company names, Columns B - H contain critical information about the company.
Spreadsheet 1 contains all of the ...

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### How to assign row numbers to cells in Excel

I want to make the columns be from 1 to 195, in order from least to greatest, so that if I make a mistake (say, I want to add an entry between row 28 and 29), I want Excel to order itself from 1 to ...

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### How to set 2 conditions / criterias for VLOOKUP / LOOKUP / etc in OpenOffice Calc (or Excel)

I have this spreadsheet that started as a silly aid for a game (Mafia Wars 2), but grew into a tricky spreadsheet question.
In the game your character have 9 "slots" for weapons and armors, 1 for ...

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### Find missing entries from a list of sequential numbers in a column?

I have an Excel sheet containing the results of 66000 test cases. Or, at least it should...
Now, because I was running the tests asynchronously and kept stopping and starting I had the foresight to ...

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### How to convert decimal years into a date (format dd-mmm-yyyy or similar) in either Excel or SPSS?

I've found a fair number of formulas online which let me convert birthdate into decimal age in years but I can't find something that converts, for instance, 1.0 into 04-Nov-2011.
Any help would be ...

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### How do I create a range from a cell value?

For example:
A B
7926 3 FROM =COUNTIF(AQ$7926:AQ7970,"=0")
7926 3 FROM =COUNTIF(AQ$7926:AQ7971,"=0")
7926 3 FROM =COUNTIF(AQ$7926:AQ7972,"=0")
7926 3 ...

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### How to get a de-duplicated list of row labels and their summed values in Excel 2010

I have an Excel sheet with multiple rows in this format:
Column A|Column B
label | value
--------|--------
header (merged cells)
labelA |12
labelB |5
labelC |9
header (merged cells)
labelA ...

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### Conditional Data Validation

I've been taking a certification course on Excel. It's a beginner class but something caught my attention. Specifically, Data validation.
We learned how to do it using the default conditions but I ...

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### Excel formula to convert per-annum interest rate to compounding daily and weekly rates

If I borrow $100,000 at an annual interest rate of 10%, then I would have been charged $10,000 at the end of one year.
However, I want the interest to be calculated daily and compound. If I simply ...